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Leonid Bershidsky

No City Is Safe While the War Is On in Syria

Russia's experience of dealing with Islamist terror is now relevant to France.
Beslan, Russia, 2004.

Beslan, Russia, 2004.

Photographer: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images

Although many details concerning the attacks that killed more than 120 people in Paris on Friday night remain unknown, Islamic State appears to have claimed responsibility. France and all other countries taking part in the Syrian conflict should keep in mind Russia's recent experience with this kind of terrorism: It won't cease until the epicenter is dealt with.

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